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William Porr, 81, of Allendale, formerly of Harrisburg and Arrowhead Lakes, Pocono Lake, Pa., died on Feb. 25.

He was born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. and had lived in Harrisburg, Pa. and most recently Arrowhead Lakes, Pocono Lakes, Pa. before moving to Allendale last year. He was a 1955 graduate of Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and had worked as a pharmacist with Rite Aid Pharmacy in Harrisburg, Pa. prior to his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a former parishioner of Christ the King RC Church in Blakeslee, Pa. He had been active in many organizations including American Pharmaceutical Association, PA Pharmaceutical Association, Capital Area Pharmaceutical Association, National Catholic Pharmacy Guild, NJ Pharmaceutical Association, Bergen County Pharmaceutical Association, Veterans of Foreign War, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, Irish Heritage Society, Sodality of our Blessed Mother and The Musicmen of Arrowhead Lakes.

He is survived by his children, William M. and wife Cathy of Dallastown, Pa., James J. and wife Elizabeth of Ramsey, Dennis A. and wife Traci of Hanover, Pa. and Kathleen P. and husband Philip Forlenza of Tupper Lake, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Meredith Forlenza, Sean and wife Anna Forlenza Michael, Kirsten, Nicholas and Sophia and Kaitlyn Porrand; and his sister, Marion Balunis of Wanaque. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia R. (Beauchamp).

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave. in Wyckoff. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 1 at St. Luke's RC Church, 340 Franklin Tpke. in Ho Ho Kus, with interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Hackensack.

Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 717 Market St., Suite 108, Lemoyne, PA 17043.

Published in Town Journal on Feb. 27, 2014
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